Asked by Anonymous
I’m so sorry, I am like completely incapable of handling any kind of partner-betrayal fic, even if it’s not my boys doing the betraying. :D I’m going to throw this up here though because I feel like somebody who’s better at that sort of thing could probably make a brilliant sitcom moment out of this prompt. :D
(no actual betrayal or cheating)
(happy ending i swear)
Losing End of a Wishbone
Jennifer is perfect.
Stiles meets her at a self-defense workshop where he’s running the pepper spray certification class. She’s one of the several volunteers from a local dojo who are teaching people some basic self-defense moves, and definitely the prettiest one of the group. Stiles talks to her a little between sessions, and they seem to hit it off, so he asks her out for coffee at the end of the day when everyone’s packing up to leave.
They walk over to a diner Stiles stops at sometimes when it’s late and nothing else in Beacon Hills is open. It’s popular with cops, and the waitresses all know him, and sometimes give him free pie.
It’s the best coffee date Stiles has been on in forever. They talk about the workshop a little bit, and who did best in which part of it, which leads to a discussion about their favorite ways to disarm and incapacitate; Stiles doesn’t mix it up with armed criminals as much as he used to, now that he’s made detective, but he’s got a few good stories. The date really takes a turn, though, when Stiles gets Jennifer to talk about herself. She’s sweet and a little awkward, and owns a bookstore, and has read The Iliad in Greek and that’s it, Stiles is a goner.
He’s always had a weakness for the nerdy ones.
Ken Tucker reviews Pharrell's new album GIRL:
Pharrell has come in for some criticism recently as being merely a glossy pop hit maker, for lacking edge. I find that this sort of critique is really code for his declining to revel in irony, sarcasm, or a bleak view of the world. And that is, in turn, why I find Pharrell Williams, and particularly the Pharrell on display throughout GIRL, an exhilarating performer. His big hat can barely contain his radiant braininess.
photo of Pharrell via Marcus Barnes/GQ